Re: “Publishers being Scrooges when it comes to e-books” (Viewpoint, 11-28).
Pierce County Library System Executive Director Neel Parikh asked citizens to demand that publishers sell more e-book titles to libraries, and at lower prices. But she did not explain how publishers and authors are paid by PCLS for e-books, and without that information citizens have no way of knowing whether this is a fair request.
Is there a royalty system based on the number of downloads, much as music publishers, writers and performers are paid when their recordings are played publicly? If no such royalty system is in …